Sarah Peterson - Registrar


Sarah Peterson serves as Registrar.  Sarah is a school psychologist in Unit 5 serving NCHS.  She is married to Eric Peterson who is head coach for the Varsity Sharks and is a professor at ISU.  She is mom to Aidan and Morgan as well as two dogs:  a basset hound and a boxer/pointer mix. 


Dave Cheley - Ice Comissioner


Dave has been on the board since 2017-2018.  Dave is a Level 3 USA Hockey certified coach and has been coaching youth hockey at the Pepsi Ice Center for many years.  He is from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and learned to play hockey on the Northern Ontario ponds and open air rinks up north.  He’s played hockey through high-school and into men’s league programs for many years. 

In addition to coaching hockey, Dave is a Boy Scout Leader and volunteers at many school functions.    Dave has been a private pilot for many years and enjoys fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. 

His son Tyler (14), hopes to be a future Shark.  His wife (Pam) works at State Farm and is also involved in many of the same activities as Dave.

With his experience in hockey, business and many other activities, Dave has been a valuable contributor to MCYHA.  He continues to help build the Sharks organization in the years to come.


Erika Cheeseman - Secretary


Erika Cheeseman on the MCYHA board for the 2017-18 season and serves as Secretary. Erika is an Elementary Program Reading Aide for the Olympia School District and the only female of an all boy family. Her husband, Scott, has been a Bloomington Fire Fighter for the past 18 years and a volunteer firefighter for Danvers for the past 20 years. Two of her sons Kyle Cheeseman and Jake Cheeseman have played for the Shark.  Jake plans to continue playing for the Sharks while attending University High School. Erika's oldest son, Cody, is in the paramedics program at ICC and will move onto Fire Science after receiving his paramedics license.


Patrick Mahoney - Member at Large

Patrick continues to work with our MCYHA families and extended hockey community.  He is originally from Manito, IL.  Patrick played high school hockey in Pekin, IL and went on to play amateur hockey for the Pekin Stars.  In college he played varsity hockey at Illinois State University and was captain of the team his senior year.  "I have a passion and energy for the game of hockey and continue to play in various men's leagues.   Over the last ten years, I have coached Mini Mite, Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam house teams.  I was fortunate to be named the Emil Ludy Bloomington Youth Hockey Coach of the Year in 2008/2009.  I'm also a USA Hockey Level IV CEP certified coach."

My wife's name is Suzy "Mrs. Coach" and we have three children - Kyle Spencer (20), Peyton (15) and Reese Mahoney (14).  I'm very involved in supporting my family.  Peyton is involved in Boy Scouts and baseball and Reese is involved in piano and sewing when they are not playing the great sport of hockey.

In our MCYHA Program, I plan to focus on:
*       Player and coaching development
*       Parent support and engagement
*       Partnership with our board in executing our mission statement
*       Developing MCYHA into an elite high school hockey program


Chad Sailer - Vice President

Chad has been involved in the Bloomington Youth Hockey program as a coach for the house league since 2008.  He has enjoyed his time as a volunteer for the program and has been very impressed with the skills his kids have learned because of the program and volunteers involved.  His goal is to try and continue to provide hockey opportunities to kids at an affordable cost and ensure a similar program exists after Bantams. The expectations he shares with his teams include respect, working hard, and having fun.  He's been responsible for developing practice plans for the house league and was voted coach of the year in 2016.  Chad is hoping his oldest son will have the opportunity to play for the Sharks in 2020.